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. >> absolutely. >> eliot: robert reich professor at u.c. berkeley. thank you for joining us. >> thanks, eliot. >> eliot: that's "viewpoint" for tonight. have a great [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, hey, hello everybody. it is tuesday. >> >> bill: hey, everybody. wednesday morning, december 19th. good to see you today. welcome to the "full-court press" here on current tv coming to you live from our nation's capitol with all of the big stories of the day all of the big news of the day on the fiscal cliff front and on the gun control front as well as what's happening in syria and other news around the current tree and around the globe. we will take your calls at 866-55-press. the president has made a big compromise, raising the tax cuts to the first $400,000 dropping the payroll tax holiday and, get this cutting social security benefits. wait a minute. i thought social security was not going to be on the table. he promised us that. has the president sold us down the river already? 0, man. lots to talk about. but first, we get the latest. today's c
, gas prices. thank you for watthing. dvru if you can't catch us live. have a great night, see you tomorrow. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. president obama and house speaker boehner have been forced out of their respective negotiating positions. president obama relenting on his pledge for tax hikes on earners above $250,000 a year raising that threshold to $400,000 annually. that, by the way, just happens to be the same amount of money that the president of the united states is paid each year. speaker boehner agreeing to a tax hike on all earnings over a million dollars per year. the back and forth between speaker boehner and president obama has now gone on for 20 days, at least six offers and counteroffers exchanged in public, and at each point when the negotiations appear to be at an impasse, one of them has managed to make concessions that moved the process forward nonetheless. watching the frame work of a deal take shape, no matter how vague, undefined the terms, it's been enough to excite investors3 on wall street. enough today that the dow jones industrial average posted a
including the u.s. ambassador to libya. more determined there had been no specific warning of a potential attack on 9-11. there had been several incidents on the days before the attack which should have set off alarm bells. the obama administration blamed spontaneous demonstration against an anti islamic video. it turns out there was no demonstration. wall street journal is reporting that surveillance cameras around the compound shows that to be the case the video confirming there was no protest before the attack. neither does it prove that al qaeda was involved in a preplanned attack according to the newspaper. the raw video was edited into a 10-minute presentation provided to law americas. they started kicking in doors instead of blasting their way in saying they didn't have the right tools for the job. after the foreign affairs committee get their briefing today there will be an open hearing in which secretary of state hillary clinton was scheduled to appear until she became ill and suffered a concussion. >> stef centansen ta -- steve c for us in washington. >>> a manhunt is underway f
and hawaii. that's he humility he showed his entire life. there was no staff there just the two of us. we talked for an hour. i would always remember -- having passed away yesterday, it will be imbedded in my mind. as we left, we both thought about fact we had not been able to sit down and talk like that enough. he professed at that time -- his words -- how lucky he has been his whole life. he said i got at emphysema now. i said, not from smoking. he said, i learn to smoke in the war as a boy. he smoked from 1944 to 1967. he told me he had lung cancer. but they were wrong. they took part of his lung out. he talked about how lucky he had been with surviving what he fought with lung can certification but how lucky he had been his while life, for example, the war. i'm sure people would not reflect on his massive injuries as being lucky. butth but he considered he was lucky to have lived. he had been called upon with three other people, three other soldiers, to cross a river in the dark of night, to find out what was going on, on the other side of the river, and he and his three companions, i
of us who had the privilege to serve with you. i hope and i pray that god will give you and your wife many, many more years of life and enjoyment because you have certainly earned it, because you have served not only the united states house of representatives, but you have served us, you have served the people of our districts as well as helping us be better members of congress. so with that i will close by asking god to please bless you and your family and may god continue to bless the house of representatives and jay pearson, you will be in our hearts until the day we die. god bless you. . mr. woodall: at this time, it's migrate pleasure to yield the gentleman from california, chairman of the ways and means health subcommittee, mr. herger. mr. herger: i thank my good friend. how wonderful it is to be able to sit here and listen to all these incredibly warm remarks from people who, like myself, know and love jay pearson. and there's a reason for that. jay, you're one of the best of the best. and i think, it's hard to believe that 26 years comes and goes so very, very quickly, but it
, as tragic as it is, brings us a little closer together both in the nation and in washington, that would be a good thing. >> all right. top of the hour. good morning. 6:00 on the east coast, it's wednesday, december 19th. christmas is almost here. >> very respectful dialogue. the nra had a respectful statement. i think a lot of people showing respect on this. >> feel something may be be happening. >> feel some grown-ups, maybe. there are, of course, exceptions. >> there are a few. we have mike barnicle with us. you're not an exception. beautiful piece in "the daily news" today. we'll read that in must read. thank you very much. former treasury officials. mark ratner is with us as well. he has a must read. i'm serious. >> beautiful. >> also in washington, washington anchor for "bbc world news america" katty kay. >> no pieces, sorry. >> you'll write one next time. thank you. so we've got a lot to get to this morning. >> a lot to talk about today. >> those exceptions, what are you talking about? >> just in the conversation about everything you thought there were two exceptions. >> rick perr
we get them. steve centanni on the north lawn of the white us who. martha. martha: back to newtown, where sandy hook elementary's principal, dawn hochsprung, a hero in that shooting and victoria soto another hero that shielded her children from the shooter. their funerals will be held today. and 6-year-old charlotte bacon. 7-year-old daniel barden and. 6-year-old caroline previdi. as they go through this impossibly difficult day. bill: on and on they go. national rifle association breaking its silence on the massacre. the pro-gun rights group has been silent since the tragedy of last friday. in a statement it said quote. the nra is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters, and we were shocked, sad, heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in newtown. the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. nra saying it will hold a news conference on friday, one week to the day after the school shootings. martha: and the gun industry itself is facing an extreme backlash as a result of all of this and it
your world in 90 seconds. >> a scathing new report about the deadly september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> an independent panel slams the state department. >> an independent review board says security was grossly inadequate and that leadership failures at the state department are to blame. >> secretary of state hillary clinton sent a letter to lawmakers saying she accepts all of the recommendations. >> today funerals will be held for four more victims of the tragedy in newtown including teacher victoria soto who tried to protect her children from adam lanza's wrath. >> is this tragedy a tipping point on the issue of gun control? >> i honestly don't understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. it's incomprehensible. >> you're an unbelievably stupid man, aren't you? >> our plan "b" would protect american taxpayers who make $1 million or less. >> 13 days from the fiscal cliff. democrats saying plan "b" is doa. >> boehner's proposal will not pass the senate. >> huge winter storm stretching from colorado t
>>> thanks for being with us on this wednesday afternoon. don't go anywhere. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> getting serious. let's play "hardball." ♪>>> getting serious. let's play "hardball." ♪>>> getting serious. let's play "hardball." ♪>>> getting serious. let's play "hardball." ♪>>> getting serious. let's play "hardball." ♪>>> getting serious. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. getting serious on guns in the hands of dangerous people. the president's given vice president biden is month to deal with a lethal combination of semiautomatic guns, clips, mental illness, and a violent culture. it's the brew that blew in newtown, connecticut. is there something we can do? the fiscal cliff. the president now says we're so close it makes no sense to fail. let's see tonight how close is close and whether or not the grownups can bring this to a healthy conclusion. and back to benghazi. there are reports in the state department's being blamed here. didn't have the protection they asked for. did
later, we will discuss the recent increase in u.s. manufacturing. we will also take your calls, e- mails and tweets. "washington journal" is next. host: good morning, it's wednesday, december 19, 2012. the white house has thrown its support behind several gun- control measures on tuesday in the wake of the shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut. a state department inquiry into the september 11 terror attack in benghazi, libya, criticized the agency harshly for inadequate security that -- but specificrecommend signi individuals. and we begin today in on the details of john boehner's plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. we want to hear from you. how optimistic are you that a compromise can still be reached before the end of the year? give us a call -- and you can get up with us on all your social media web sites on facebook and twitter, or e- mail us. a very good morning to you. i want to take you to the lead story in today's washington post. that was today's washington post. here's the headlines from "politico" today. i want to take you to speaker john boehner's comments on the state
lieberman, the democrat turned independent reflects on the tragedy in his home state and his 24 years in u.s. senate. >> there is reason for people to be angry skeptical and cynical about the willingness or capacity of congress to act or stop mass violence in our country. >> woodruff: and kwame holman remembers conservative jurist former solicitor general and failed supreme court nominee robert h. bork. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the school shootings that shook the nation sparked a new call to action at the white house today. the president vowed to have proposals ready for the new congress that convenes next month. somber scenes of mourning played out once again today in newtown, connecticut. while in washington, president obama walked into the
't talk about any specific pieces of evidence. >> shepard: all right. to the story that got us here and that is this idea of a motive. it's my understanding from the reporting and from this source at foxnews.com that the reason they think this might be a motive is that he had heard that his mother loved that school where she was volunteering maybe more than she loved him. and that's why he would target her and then that school. >> the story says that the kids that were killed were all first graders. the kids that his mother was spending the most time with when she was volunteering there, according to the report, he was very, very angry about that. and also very angry about the possibility that she might try to have him committed to a psychiatric institution. >> shepard: wow. more funerals today as a result of his actions. >> yeah. two funerals today and two more funerals today, all of them for six-year-old kids and the two funerals this morning and this afternoon were back to back at the saint rose of lima church. the first was for james mattioli, six-year-old boy whose family says
to dissuade north korea from launching a missile. although they say for satellite into outer space it's using the same technology that's important, that would be used to launch a nuclear warhead. this type of missile technology is expressly covered under u.n. security council resolutions, prohibiting such testing of missiles and the type of technology, supported by china even. the last time in spring when china tried to launch a satellite, but it failed using this technology, china said we need to come out with a presidential statement from the united nations on this presidential statement condemning the actions of north korea can set the stage for tougher actions in the future if china -- if north korea were to launch another missile. that missile has been launched. we now think it's time for tougher actions since her engaging diplomatically with china and other members of the u.n. security council on tougher resolutions and possibly sanctions against north korea. >> make any progress quick >> if you type to the state department to figure out what's going on. we've conveyed very frankly, can
us. let's check in with steve. i'm looking for the tweets from tahoe. a lot of people start heading up for the christmas break. >> it's three degrees up there. two below in truckee. >> the rain this week will probably bring snow. >> that is a great question. a lot of people are traveling. i don't think you have to worry about snow levels too low around tahoe and truckee. freeze warning out for the north bay. frost advisory for everyone else. there is 20s and 30s. it will be a cold morning but sunny day. here is sal. >>> westbound 24 the traffic here looks pretty good between walnut creek and oakland. also the morning commute looks good on interstate 880 in oakland. now back to the desk. >>> time now 6:01. we have breaking news. we have been on this since 4:30. a body was found after a fire broke out. janine de la vega is at the scene. she's been there since 4:30. so i know you just talked to someone who may have known this person. what do you know? >> reporter: well, i'm told by relatives that a man who lives here in this apartment complex believes that the body discovered here was
, december 19th. i'm dave clark. >> is it the 19th? yes it is. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's so cold it felt like tahoe. >> the day froze on me, steve. >> i understand. we do have a freeze warning out for the north bay. frost advisory elsewhere. temperatures are cold. let's get to them. 20s to the north. if there is even some in the santa cruz mountains it will be cool today but change in the weather is showing up. >>> good morning. southbound 680 traffic looks good as you drive past mission boulevard. also the morning commute is looking good in san francisco off to a nice start approaching the downtown area. it's 5:00 let's go back to dave and pam. >>> at 5:00 we have breaking news coming in from campbell. firefighters just found a body as they rushed to an apartment house fire. janine de la vega is there. she's been there since 4:30 this morning. what is the very latest? >> reporter: the coroner is still here actually in the back of the apartment complex here on kiness drive. fire investigate evers are here on the scene trying to figure out how this fire started and who w
new poll shows that 52% of u.s. adult dults favor major restrictions on guns, making all guns illegal versus 47% last august. let's turn to our white house correspondent brianna keilar. she's joining us. the president came out and didn't mince very words. >> reporter: no, wolf. this is the first time that president obama has laid out a time line. he appointed vice president biden to lead this group of cabinet lawmakers to come out with some solutions and he wants those recommends from him no later than january. the president said this time washington won't just talk about tackling gun violence. >> this is not some washington commission. this is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside. this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. >> reporter: he urged congress to vote early next year on an assault weapons ban and high ammunition clips and close the loopholes so all gun buyers are subject to background checks. >> we're going to need to work on making
of their own. rob cox will show us how they are working to honor the littlest angels. >> speaker boehner lays down the gauntlet. why am i worried it's not a lump of coal. >> a chilly reception on benghazi sending in an icy blast at the state department. is it more than hillary can handle? >> no holiday break for president obama, but words from a president past could offer a new path forward. the lbj connection. >> white house history is my favorite. all that and my spoken word on why another past president had reason for holiday cheer. grab some cocoa. you are in the cycle. >> if you thought the fiscal cliff was a joke, listen to this, john boehner just 45 minutes ago. >> republicans ton to work towards avoiding the fiscal cliff. the president's offer of $1.3 trillion in revenues and $850 billion in spending reductions fails to meet the tests that the president promised the american people a balanced approach. i hope that the president will get serious soon about providing and working with us on a balanced approach. tomorrow the house will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nea
stop believing, you stotch receiving. this marine adam said he believes. nweet them to us at fox and friends. that's it for us we leave you with an incredible rendition of carol of the bells this from the mobile spectacular. ♪ ♪ >> gretchen: good morning, everybody. it is wednesday december 19th. a folks news exclusive. new clues on a possible motive in the mass murder in connecticut, what the shooter's mom did that may have made him snap. we are live in newtown with the latest. >> steve: while you were sleeping the information on the benghazi embassy were released. we blew it. at least washington d. >> brian: state department i guess. think it is it acward when mom tried to find you on facebook. being poked by the ayatollah of iran. fox and friends starts right now. ♪ fox and friends. >> steve: the poking on facebook is a weird thing. you - on poke >> gretchen: poking? >> steve: you know what all of the people in the world are doing. >> gretchen: i can poke in different ways. i guess i will figure it out in facebook, too. 92 pokemon. in serious news, a report released on
kids. >> the president reiterated that he'll use whatever powers his office holds to prevent another tragedy like newtown. and his choice of vice president biden signals a robust effort to confront america's foremost gun lobbyists. >> the nra is an organization that has members who are mothers and fathers. and i would expect that they've been impacted by this as well. and hopefully they'll do some self-reflection. >> indeed. self-reflection is something joe biden's recommended as well. confronted by a particularly zealous gun advocate during the youtube presidential debate in 2011. >> tell me your position on gun control as myself and other americans really want to know if our babies are safe. this is my baby. purchased under the 1994 gun ban. >> i tell you what, if that's his baby. he needs help. i think he just made an admission against self-interest. i don't know that he's mentally qualified to own that gun. >> the vice president went on to deliver an em passioned defense of gun control to keep citizens safe from lethal weapons falling into the wrong hands. scripting the federal a
of a task force to curb gun violence. >> if those of us who were sent here to serve the public trust can summon even one tiny iota of the courage those teachers, that principal, in newtown summoned on friday, if cooperation and common sense prevail, then i'm convinced we can make a sensible, intelligent way to make the united states of america a safer -- >> well, the president's statement gets largely overshadowed by questions about the fiscal cliff, a final question hits home. >> this is not the first issue, the first incident with horrific gun violence of your four years. where have you been? >> well, here's where i've been, jake, i've been president of the united states dealing with the worst economic crisis since the great depression, an auto industry on the verge of collapse, two wars. i don't think i've been on vacation. and, so, i think all of us have to do some reflection on how we prioritize what we do here in washington. >>> in newtown today, funerals for five of the victims, including principal dawn hochsprung and teacher victoria soto. classes will resume for sandy
to have you with us. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. up first, systemic failures at the state department. that is a scathing conclusion of an independent review board investigating the deadly september 11th attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed that day. the panel finding security in benghazi was grossly inadequate to cope with the attack, that washington ignored repeated requests to beef up personnel, and ultimately a lack of transparency, responsiveness and leadership senior levels both this washington and in libya. alise, what do you make of this report. a lot of these findings we've been talking about for a very long time. >> that's right, but also in the last few months, there's been so much politicization of this attack, especially with these talking points and the whole issue of susan rice, ambassador susan rice and what she said about whether there was a protest. this report didn't find that there was a protest, but it also kind of really is the first look at what went wrong, a kind of very sobering look i'd say o
that is used. we have to wait until they do physical harm to someone. that can lead to tragedy is that we have seen where people with mental health problems and nothing was done about it. host: we have this from twitter. ira, go ahead. caller: good morning. i had an experience yesterday while traveling. served four years in the marines. i have seen my share of violence in the military and in the streets of our country. i am in my 60's. i walk up to the place. there is a young man and a young lady there. the young man is strapped. automatic pistol on his side. without hesitation, i said, good morning, young man. what is that you have on your side? he said, it's a gun. "is it a real gun?" "why do you need to bring it into this place?" "i have a right to carry in north carolina." i did not know the state law. as i went in, i ask for a seat the manager. i said, "there is a man carrying an exposed pistol on his side and it has me uncomfortable." my wife said, "be quiet." "i cannot sit here and next to this guy." my wife got nervous. "we should just leave." "we are leaving. i am uncomfortable after
from a high-rise chicago jail using bed sheets. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. >> first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, it won't be easy but that is not an excuse not to try. the president announce add new effort to limit gun violence five day as after the gunman stormed sandy hook elementary school armed with semi-automatic weapons and killed 26. vice president biden will lead a team of cabinet members and lawmakers and outside groups to proposal new ways to address gun safety and access to mental health care and a culture that glorifies guns and violence. there is already a growing consensus on where they need to start. >> a majority of members support banning the sale of military-style assault weapons. a majority of americans support banning the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips. a majority of americans support laws requiring background checks before all gun purchases so criminals cannot take advantage of legal loopholes to buy a gun from someone who will not take the responsibility of doing a background check. >>shepard: changes will not
to play chicken with our economy. about 85 of us voted for that and now there democrats who said we don't love every part of the president's proposed compromise, but we center to make sure we don't go over the cliff and we give the certainty, ne97% need e tax cut. what plan b appears to be is demonstrating that maybe speaker boehner is unserious and doesn't really care about going-over the fiscal cliff. >> we know where the situation stands. let's be real. combined with the stress that americans are under right now as we watch these children be laid to rest in newtown, all of these things bring home the realities of life and compromise and what needs to be done not only with gun control, but as the president said, the immediate issue of this fiscal cliff. why put the american people through this kind of stress. i want to play what bernie sanders said about the compromise on social security. not everyone will be happy with a deal if it is reached on both sides. >> just a few minutes ago i had a press conference with all the organizations. they are clear and they said you know what, we sa
realizes when he has a gun, he or she, it is a huge responsibility. if you use this weapon irresponsibly or wrongly you could get yourself in legal trouble, you could cause unnecessary death, you did not intend to harm to, makes you very careful. it should make you very careful and for most people it does but it would make people more careful if they all had to pass some kind of test before they get licensed. >> before you can drive a car. >> you don't always have a gun in many localities. >> former new york times editor craig whitney on the history of gun ownership and then control in america from living with guns:a liberal's case for the second amendment saturday night at 10:00 eastern on booktv's afterwards, part of four days of nonfiction books and authors on c-span2. >> democratic senator daniel inouye died monday at the age of 88. the senate's senior member was serving his seventh term. tribute continued yesterday. this portion is an hour. >> first, my friend, chairman of the judiciary committee has been honored to receive one of the senate's high honors in the senate, i congratula
the audience all of us have chapters in our lives, milestones. my important -- my most important chapter, he said, was a battle creek chapter. this is where i learned what democracy was all about. wherei learned what america wasl about. -- where i learned what america was all about. to impart any lessons about america on dan inouye would have been an honor but we may have taught him pales in comparison to what he tots. a few years ago danny told an audience that our greatness as a nation lies in part in our willingness to recognize the flaws in our past, including our treatment of japanese-americans, and our determination in whatever limited way we could to make amends. dan inouye served his country because of his dream of what we could be, a nation unbound by our all-too-human failings. he believed to his core that we are able to shed old prejudices and that our nation, de despiter flaws, shines with such bright promise that we can inspire remarkable service and sacrifice. a nation so great that those we treat with disdain or even hatred can respond with love that knows no limit. love is po
. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: that's right, jenna. first of all the report concludes there was no protest prior to the attack. that al qaeda is not dead. it has metastasized. that its followers have a new home in eastern libya. and that the benghazi on 9/11 was a significant defeat for the united states. it killed 4:00 americans including our ambassador. it also shuttered our diplomatic security presence in eastern lib. >> as well as a sizable cia operation. within the last hour a senior democrat at the closed classified briefing said there were systemic failures at seniors levels of the state department. >> i think the conclusion was very stark, very candid, very honest and told us the following. the mistakes were made, lives were lost and lessons need to be learned. first america can not retreat from a dangerous world. it is important for us to be there, to not only protecting our values but protecting american citizens. >> reporter: the report states that in the summer of 2012 the security conditions on the ground prior to the attack in benghazi were consistently d
of the day, brand new word. no ingannation. thanks for watching us tonight. i am bill o'reilly. remember that the spin stops here because we're definitely looking out for you. you. >>> i resident told fox news.com from what i've been told adam was aware of her petitioning the court and her plans to have him committed. adam was very upset about this. now, he thought that she just wanted to send him away from what i understand, he was really angry. i think this could have been it and what set him off. joining me more is our own molly line, molly, what do you have? >> sean, here is more information about the resident where the information came from. 25 years old. a u.s. marine, son of a pastor here in this community. our own fox news.com had a chance to speak with him today. he said this was something that he had been told throughout the community that the gunman was very upset that he thought his mother wanted to send him away and he was very, very angry, senior law enforcement officials also confirmed that the gunman's anger at his mother over plans for quote, his future mental health tre
'll have sitting here, next to us, bill o'reilly. >> bob: wow! >> dana: if he has to sit next to beckel or me? >> bob: you, not me. >> that is it for "the five." see you manana. ♪ ♪ >> president obama cites the connecticut shooting as a reason for republicans to compromise on the fiscal cliff. in a long defense of the white house offer. john boehner explained the plan "b" in less than one minute. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the battle how to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, ramped up as both sides were long on threat and short on movement. if negotiations go up in smoke, as you might imagine, both president obama and speaker boehner insist it's the other guy's fault. as he announced that vice president biden will spearhead the response to the mass shooting in connecticut, president obama hit with series of questions about fiscal cliff. >> if this has done anything, give us perspective. >> twice, he used the gun tragedy, plus sandy to sell the budget plan. >> when you think of what we have gone through over the last couple of months, dev
information about the resident where the information came from. 25 years old. a u.s. marine, son of a pastor here in this community. our own fox news.com had a chance to speak with him today. he said this was something that he had been told throughout the community that the gunman was very upset that he thought his mother wanted to send him away and he was very, very angry, senior law enforcement officials also confirmed that the gunman's anger at his mother over plans for quote, his future mental health treatment. everything being looked at as motivement court officials say the records related to this are sealed. also, another source says that the accused gunman was friends with people in the area, but that he had some mental challenges as well as a physical challenges but his mother was actual hi friends with the principal and psychologist at the sandy hook elementary school z that she volunteered at the school. and that they believe that he may have thought she cared more for the children there at the school than she did for him. another source tells connecticut post there were no medicat
looking very emotional. they told us that the ownern of the storage unit who lives here at the fourplex believes the person who died was his son. he said his son does have access to the unit even though he does not live there. but again, there's been no identification on thed aboutdy. we don't know -- on the body. we don't know if it was a male or female. the coroner will determine that. that's why arson investigators as well as police are collaborating. they are back at the station trying to piece all of this together. reporting live from campbell, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> oakland police are investigating an usual fire overnight that started in a stolen truck and then spread to a business. coming up at 7:30, lorraine blanco has reaction from the owner of the business, plus information on the damage from the fire. >>> 7:03. in less than two hours, at 8:45, this morning, president obama will announce a white house effort against gun violence. the president is putting vice president joe biden in charge of it. now, when the president flew to newtown, connec
and brad garrett will join us. wednesday, december 19th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome back, everybody. our "starting point" is the state department. now blasted for systemic failures that led to the deadly september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. an independent review board determining that security at the physician facility grossly inadequate that leaders in washington ignored repeated requests to add personnel there and after the tragedy that claimed four american lives, there was a lack of transparency, responsiveness, and leadership at the senior levels in libya, and in washington, d.c. our foreign affairs reporter elise lab bot live in washington this morning. what happens next after this report? >> well, soledad, the panel made about 29 recommendations for the state department to get working on. let me go over a few of them quickly. first of them is to strengthen security personnel for the high-threat post. one problem, the consulate relied on temporary, inexperienced staff and local militias not up to the task. they called for tighter securities
the regular life. phillips'. >> thanks for joining us, everybody. jon: "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on a major storm system that could throw a wrench into your holiday travel plans. welcome to "america live", everyone. i'm megyn kelly. the first major winter storm of the season in a collision course with the nation's heartland. heavy know falling in the mountains of colorado, expected to move east over next couple days. snow forecast from the rockies to the midwest. in colorado wind gusts of 40 miles an hour will blow snow around creating zero visibility at times before moving on to places like wisconsin where blizzard conditions are expected by tomorrow. up to a foot of snow could fall on northern michigan. and that is not all. the system will also cause headaches we're told in other parts of the nation. who will get what when? meteorologist janice dean standing by live in the fox weather center. jd, what is the story? >> the story is a blizzard and it will affect millions upon millions of people. want to make sure my weather map works. it does. let's move in. i wil
, on which we used to rely ♪ >> "family guy" is back and we'll show you part of the episode that was canceled out of respect for the people of newtown, connecticut. newtown, connecticut. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. first up, president obama and the first step toward new gun control laws. as you might remember, he promised those changes on sunday at a heart wrenching vigil for the school shooting victims in connecticut. this morning mr. obama will announce that vice president joe biden will lead the effort to form new policies and rein in gun violence. this morning's briefing comes as newtown prepares to bury several students and a beloved teacher. vicki soto used her body to shield students from the gunman. the national rifle association finally breaks its silence. the nra promising to take part in a gun control debate it has scheduled a friday announcement. more on that in a minute. first to the white house and cnn's dan lothian. >> reporter: white house aides say this will be a chance fo
it up. again, thanks for watching us. i am bill o'reilly. please always remember that the spin stops here 'cause we're definitely looking out for you. with? d.c the so-called plan b was introduced this morning by house speaker john boehner. the proposal calls for tax hikes on households that make more than a million dollars. that would include small businesses. however, it didn't take long for the white house to announce its opposition to the plan. watch this. >> the alternative here, if you think about it in the so-called plan b is makes no sense. there is a opportunity to do something that has been set as a goal for a long time in washington, which is reach a bipartisan compromise on significant deficit reduction on the order of $4 trillion, when you take all the pieces of it and put them together. we are very close to being able to achieve that and the president has demonstrated obvious willingness to compromise and to move more than halfway. >> we're also learning house majority leader eric cantor said the house will have the votes necessary to pass the plan b, but let's be cle
that night. we went 15 days in a row to discuss the benghazi tragedy. the left wing media accused us and fox for overdoing the story. today, the state department released this report. first, something peculiar happened a couple days ago. there is a briefing. hillary clinton called for report and said this. >> i am responsible for the state department and 60,000 people around the world. decision about the security assets are made by security professionals. >> eric: that first part again? >> i'm responsible for the state department. >> okay. i'm responsible. but hillary clinton is no-show tomorrow. madam secretary bumped her head the other day and her doctor recommends she stay in bed. how about video link bedside? who is running the state right now? she can trun show but not testify. am i being too harsh here? >> bob: oh, no! why don't you get out of bed and come to congressional hearing? her doctor said she should stay in bed. what this report said is this is systemic failure in a lot of ways in the state department. there were no conspiracy here at all. >> you are a football guy. how many t
what michael dukakis has to say about the idea of being a u.s. senator once john kerry becomes officially the next secretary of state. being a little bit coy. could he run? here comes the new. >>> good morning from washington. it is wednesday, december 19th, 2012. this is the. i'm chuck todd. >>> today could be the day the two sides come together for a big deficit reduction deal or we could be 24 hours from it totally falling apart. that seems like telling you everything and nothing at the same time. but there's something to this. follow me here. the president and speaker boehner have really never been closer to a deal. they both made major concessions over the last i'd say 72 hours. the nation still mourning the tragedy in connecticut. both sides have admitted that the tone of the talks have changed. >> an event like that, as tragic as it is, brings us a little closer together. >> i continue to have hope that we can reach an agreement. it's not a time to put americans through more stress. >>> the biggest concession from the speaker has been backing off his pledge not to raise
of weapon used at sandy hook have skyrocketed. >> a lot of people are concerned about recent events. what may take place if the assault ban takes back. people are buying things that they wanted to buy in the past. doing it faster probably. >> on wtop news, bob mcdonald said it is time to talk about allowing trained school personnel to carry weapons. in ape pe post, it was called outrageous and guns do not belong in school. >>> more on how a teacher's role has evolved in light of the reecen nt recent violence in schools. >> reporter: we are hearing heartwrenching stories from newtown of heroic actions by teaches who came under fire trying in vain to shield their 6 and 7-year-old students from the gunman. a terrifying scenario, but tonight, we meet one aspiring elementary school teachers from northern virginia who says she cannot imagine doing anything differently. >> various thank you card from -- >> reporter: jessica says the can happen in days, even as a substitute teacher or longer stint overseas, the bond forms quickly between young students and a dedicated teacher. >> you connect with
ourselves, our own house bum jet over 11% over two years. that gives us the moral authority to say to every agency in the federal government, you're cutting your budget 11% and not only that, in 2009, it was the pelosi, reid, obama budget. and they spent more than a trillion dollars -- 1.5 or 6 trillion more than we brought in, which was around 2.2 or 3 trillion. so why can't we go back to their budget in 2008 and say, you know what? this was pelosi-reid budget. it's been around 2.4, 2.5 trillion. that cuts a trillion over where the president is. let's go to 2008. there is a number of solutions, but spending has got to come down. >> i agree. >> congressman, i agree with congressman gohmert. it's spending. the president is resistant. he wants tax increases and he wants to humiliate, in my opinion, republicans. the biggest danger i saw in the negotiations on plan a was that the president wanted four years of a blank check, then he's talking about the debt ceiling two years. and now there was talk maybe congressman boehner would give one year of a blank check to the president? tell me that's n
will not be silent any longer. >> cenk: that is great to hear. congressman from kentucky joins us now. congressman, great to talk to you. >> hey cenk. >> cenk: hey there. first, let's talk about the silence in the years before. why do you think that happened, whether it's you or other politicians related to this democratic or republican? >> well, you know, first of all my voting record's been very consistent. i have an f. rating from the n.r.a. the only f. i've r. been proud of, i think maybe the only i've ever gotten. i'm proud of it. i think i fell into the trap that so many of us do in congress, that there's a tragedy, the news cycle ends, there doesn't seem to be anything happen, so we shut up. we say ok, nothing's going to ever happen. then i realized sitting around this weekend watching the agony of this nation, that the reason nothing happens is because we don't persist in our speaking out. i said that's not going to happen anymore. i'm going to keep talking. you know, cenk, i don't know if you say it, but a day or two before the shooting in newtown there was a news report, a video security
you'll have to remind your family they can use less. it's made with extra cushions that are soft and more absorbent. plus you can use four times less. charmin ultra soft. >>> welcome back, everyone. paramount studios is looking for a stolen movie recorded on a computer that may have been sold for $40. the unnamed movie was on a hard drive. it was stolen from a car in san francisco last month. now, two suspects were arrested after surveillance video showed them breaking into cars in a parking garage. police recovered all kinds of electronic devices but the hard drive may have been sold and the movie erased. >> the person who purchased it probably wipes it clean to get rid of evidence or that could have been done prior. and that's my sense of what happened. >> well, paramount is worried that someone may copy and distribute the movie if it still exists. there are no details about the actual content of the film. >>> more trouble for toyota. now facing a record fine by the u.s. government. the automaker was ordered to pay $17.4 million for delaying a recall and for being slow to repor
that day are something that, again, has got to be used as a measuring stick for the elected representatives of this country, that, you know, she did her job and now it is time for us to do our job. >> you talk about the different tone and the distinction that we're hearing, there are certain voices on the right that are lending different type of perspective to this, like texas governor rick perry. the latest to advocate training and arming schoolteachers. the teacher heralded for putting the kids in cabinets in her classroom. her services held today. then bob mcdonald yesterday saying that it is a conversation worth having about, arming teachers. do you think that's an answer for connecticut and schools across the country? >> i don't. school safety is clearly something that we need to inventory. i'm a member of the education and labor committee next january and have written to the chairman saying, you know, we need to have a real information sharing of best practices. right now school superintendents are getting inundated with solicitations from security firms. we need to help public school
't agree, or is he using this for leverage to cut a better deal than the $400,000 the president is offering? regardless, right now, it seems like there is still chance for them to work together. especially after the tragedy at sandy hook elementary. >> to the extent that an event like that, as tragic as it is, brings us a little closer together, both in the nation and in washington, that would be a good thing. >> i continue to have hope that we can reach an agreement. it's not a time to put americans through more stress. >> later this morning, president obama will officially announce that like vice president biden will take charge of an effort to-like at policy in the wake of the murder of 20 children and 6 women in newtown, connecticut. i want to bring in "usa today" washington bureau chief susan page and for "the chicago sun times," lynn swede. good morning. let me start with the fiscal cliff, pause because we only ha days left. harry reid declared boehner's plan doa. let me play what he said. >> every time we get down to getting something for the long-term financial security of this coun
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